Correcting My (formerly) Protestant View of Israel

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If you’ve ever wondered why so many Evangelicals support the state of Israel, here you go. (And the answer might surprise you.) This is a short interview I did for the Coming Home Network that compares how a Catholic view of Israel is quite different than how I used to view it in the past […]

How To Achieve Constant Prayer

Did you know that every part of our life is meant to be powered by prayer…everything! Is that even possible? Since “with God all things are possible” (Mt 19:26) , the answer is a resounding “Yes!” How? Well it starts with what we call “finite prayer.” A finite prayer is one that has a beginning and […]

076: Psalm Basics for Catholics

<Scroll to bottom for podcast.> It’s the book quoted by God the Father. It’s the book quoted by Christ on the Cross. It’s the one book we read at almost every Mass. It’s the Psalms. While many view the Psalms as merely a collection of beautiful poetry (which it is), there’s a whole more going […]

071: Understanding Indulgences…Finally

<scroll down for podcast> We’re not supposed to talk about them. They’re supposed to be like that embarrassing uncle no one mentions by name at family functions. But that’s crazy. In this episode of the Art of Catholic podcast we’re going to unveil the beautiful theology and practice of indulgences. Far from being an indefensible […]

065: Ascending to Pentecost with Pope Benedict XVI

It’s one of the most overlooked miracles in Scripture. All too often we focus so much on the Passion, death and Resurrection of Our Lord that we breeze right over a pivotal event in our eternal pilgrimage – the Ascension. That would be a huge mistake. Not long ago I picked up one of my […]

064: Holy Week Special – Meditations on the Sorrowful Mysteries

Holy Week is upon us. Hasn’t Lent flown by? It seems like Ash Wednesday was just a couple weeks ago. And oftentimes we get to this point thinking we could have done a lot more…So let’s do something about it. In this episode of the Art of Catholic, we’re not going to just talk about theology. We’re […]